Texas Nursing Home Resident Jailed In Roommates’ Deaths

HOUSTON (April 23, 2014) A 56-year-old Houston nursing home resident was charged with capital murder Wednesday in the beating deaths of two of his roommates.

Guillermo Correa was charged after the two men, who were 77 and 51, were beaten to death with a wheelchair armrest, police said.

One of the victims died at the scene Tuesday night at the Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the second died later at a hospital, police said.

A fourth roommate who was asleep at the time of the attack was not injured.

Senties said investigators haven’t determined what provoked the attack Tuesday night, but said the three men did not get along.

Irma Chavez, the daughter of 77-year-old Antonio Acosta, said her father complained about the accused attacker repeatedly, most recently as earlier in the day on Tuesday.

She said the nursing home told her she could move her father somewhere else.

An employee of the nursing home declined to comment and Plano-based Pinnacle Health Facilities, listed in state records as the nursing home's owner, did not immediately return a call Wednesday seeking comment.